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Reproduction of Saker falcons (Falco cherrug) in denpendence on nest site type and weather

The saker falcon (Falco cherrug), which can be found in parts of Lower Austria, Vienna and northern Burgenland, is one of the least well-known raptors of Austria. This is most probably because it has been a rare sight, not just over the past decades but still up to this day. As few as 26-27 breeding pairs currently produce offspring in Austria.As a conservation measure, nesting aids in the form of platforms and nest boxes were mounted on high voltage power line pylons in Eastern Austria. This project evaluates the breeding sites used by the saker falcons in dependence on their type and the weather during the breeding season.
Bruterfolg Sakerfalke
Project leader
Walter Theresa
Hochschuljubil├Ąumsstiftung der Stadt Wien
Type of Research
Applied research
Vetmed Research Units
Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology
Funded by
Stadt Wien, Rathausstra├če 14-16, 1082 Wien, Austria

Walter, T; Zink, R (2018): Impact of nest site type and weather on reproduction success of Saker falcons (Falco cherrug). Ornithology Retreat; JUN 8, 2018; Seebarn am Wagram, Austria. 2018.

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